Friday, August 18, 2017

Mixing it Up with LeeAnn!

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with a fun way to use up some product and share with a friend.

I am using pieces from the June Club Q kit along with paper from Adventure Awaits paper pack, Quotes and Phrases from Adventure Awaits, and Anchors Aweigh Chipboard Die Cuts.

  • Using Adventure Awaits AD105, and AD100 I cut 9 pocket rectangles measuring 3.75" x 2.5".
  • These are the front and back pages of the pockets.
  • The front of the pocket is a sentiment from the Anchors Aweigh Chipboard Die Cuts, and another is in one of the pockets.

After filling all the pockets with fun items from the June Club Q kit that I had left over, I then added the chipboard sentiment on the front, along with a cute little pirate girl. I printed the image with my Canon Selphy printer and cut it out with my Scan N Cut.

This project is being sent to a friend who just returned home from her first visit to the beach in her life.

I am sad she did not choose to visit Florida for that trip, but from what she has said she had fun none the less. She is also new to scrapbooking so this I thought would be a great way to send her some supplies.

Quick Quotes Products:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
Adventure Awaits Quotes and Phrases 500
Anchors Aweigh Die Cuts

Canon Printer:
Canon Selphy CP1200

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ LeeAnn
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mixing it up with Alicia!

Good morning, Alicia with you today. I have created a lovely shadow box for my niece.

I did not intend for it to be monochromatic, however, after using Jade PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the outside scroll work I searched my Quick Quotes paper collection for matching papers. I found some from several different collections that came together perfectly.

I used my PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to not only print the photograph but also the sentiment. I found this great quote when I searched the web. I just copied it, changed the font and printed! I don't like to waste the good Canon paper, so I included several other quotes and a photo on the pages for use later. 
I used two different inking techniques on my project either of which could be used for the August Quick Quotes Challenge: to Use Colored Inks.
  1. Inking wood or chipboard
  2. Inking edges to create dramatic shading
I cut dozens of pieces for flowers using a die set. I inked all the edges with the same Jade PowderPuff Chalking Ink as the outside of the box. I shaped the flowers as I inked them.
After cutting the papers to fit the inside of the box, I added the flowers around the edges.  After adhering the quote and the flowers, I finally added some pearls and bling to finish it off.
Quick Quotes Products:
49 Shades of Grey: 102
Adventure Awaits: 103
Windsong: 104
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Jade
Canon Products:
PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer
Other Products:
Shadow Box
Pearls and Crystal Bling Hearts
Anemone Flower and Label Dies - Spellbinders
I hope you have enjoyed this project. 
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Happy Place with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here to share a layout with you mixing several different collections of Quick Quotes papers. One of the great things about Quick Quotes papers is that many of the paper lines mix and match beautifully.

This page is about an event that I look forward to all year long - The Stamp And Scrapbook Expo! The staff is great, the products are great and it is such great fun! You can even get Quick Quotes products and take fabulous Quick Quotes classes there!

On this layout I mixed and matched Serenade (pink), Whistlin' Dixie (yellow & teal dots), 49 Shades Of Grey (grey dots) and Windsong (white) lines. Edging all of the papers with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking ink really tied it all together.

I was inspired by a layout by Melissa Ullmann which had a "cut file look" with the flower border. I simulated the look with punches. I love how it turned out.

The flowers were made with both the A and B sides of each of the Quick Quotes papers. I also added a little machine stitching.


Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade Collection (Coming Soon)
Whistlin' Dixie: 106 and 107
49 Shades Of Grey: 101
Windsong Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner

Thanks for stopping by!
~ June

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Monday, August 14, 2017

August Club Q with Susie!

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today and I am sharing a layout I created with pieces and elements from the August Club Q Kit!

One of my favorite things about the Club Q kits is the selection of laser cut elements! The August kit included this set of double sided banners (the reverse side is striped) in two sizes...

...and these lovely, large scalloped pieces!

I created an embellishment cluster at the top of my page by layering these elements and included sentiments that I trimmed out of other papers included in the kit.

I added a larger section of the large scallops across the bottom of the page, too!

The kit also had these cute wooden buttons and I adhered one to the top of my journaling tag!


Before I assembled all my layers I used Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink on the edges.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Warm Gray
We can't wait to see your creations using the August Club Q kits, be sure to share them with us!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mixing it up with Martha!

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I made using a layer set of die cuts with different collections of Quick Quotes papers. One of the advantages that these have is that you can combine them easily and get amazing colors and designs.

Take a look at my card:

Layered Flowers with Quick Quotes

  • To create this card I used two die cuts A and B from the Peony Bloom Layer Set from Birch Press.
  • These are amazing flowers that you can use in a single layer or combine them to obtain a 3D design, just like I made.
  • For the base of my card I used whisper white card stock.
  • Then I cut a second layer using beige polka dot side of Chiffon 100
  •  I pasted this layer directly over the card base.
  • Then I cut the Peony Bloom Layer B using the green side of Whistlin Dixie 105
  • Also I cut the Peony Bloom Layer A with the green side of Chiffon 104 to create a great contrast.
  • I pasted the two layers of Peony Blooms using On Point Glue and then I pasted the complete piece over the decorated card base.
Layered Flowers with Quick Quotes

  • To finalize the decoration, I cut the sentiment "Thank You" using fun foam white and a piece of the red side of Earth Wind Fire 108.
  • I pasted in place the two pieces to create more dimension and then pasted over the card.
I really love to use my Quick Quotes' patterned papers because I can combine different collections and all the colors mix and match so perfectly and made the projects look stunning!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Chiffon 100
Chiffon 104
Whistlin' Dixie 105
Earth Wind Fire 108

Other Products Used:
Peony Bloom Layer Set Dies:Birch Press
Thank You Die: Peek a Boo
On Point Glue: Imagine
Fun Foam

See you soon!
~ Martha Lucia
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Mixing it up with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using two different paper collections by Quick Quotes. I decided on the Serenade Collection and the Mulberry Collection. Lovely purple tones in both collections.

The photo is a scanned copy of a vintage picture of my mother. It is a little blurry from age but I was thrilled to get it. I printed the photo from the Canon iP8720 in a 5" x 7" size and the journal information also. The photo is such a treasure to me.

Embellishments were added along with die cuts from Quick Quotes. The pattern papers were shaded with PowderPuff Chalk Inks. The wooden girl head is also colored using Clay PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade Collection (coming soon)
Mulberry Collection
Mulberry 600: Quotes and Phrases
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Violet, Clay and Midnight Confessions
Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma iP8720
Other Products:

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Winners and Inspiration!

Greetings and Happy Wednesday to you! We have some winners to post from our Joy Clair Promotion as well as our Friday Challenge 77 to share with you today along with a bit of inspiration with LeeAnn.


Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our
randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate Winners*:

Facebook Winner is....
Janet Stevens!

Blog Winner is...
Jessica Lin!

You have both won a $25 gift certificate* to the Quick Quotes Online Store!


July Blog Challenge 77 - Red White Blue

Congratulations and Happy Shopping 
to our random selected $25 Gift Certificate Winner* 


The Top 3 Challenge Winners!

#6 Stamping Kitty

(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog)


Please email rhonda . quickquotes @
within 7 days for your prize or badge code!


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a project that I just love.

The design team here at Quick Quotes received some new paper last month and I found a sheet that the front and back was absolutely perfect for my project.

My little 9 month old granddaughter is my inspiration for this post. My daughter sent me the proofs from her 9 month photos and this was PERFECT. The shoes she is standing it are my daughters wedding shoes, as seen in the photo on the lower right corner.

The poem in the middle I found on Google and it was typed using the masculine form of Daddy and Dad, but hey, switch it up to make it work. I had fun with this and was able to use my Canon Selphy to print the photos and the sentiment on 4x6 photo paper.

I used my steel dies and my Big Shot to cut down the images to the correct size. The pattern paper is from Serenade paper pack, and the gridded green is the reverse side of this page.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade 101 (Coming Soon)

Other Items Used:
Canon Selphy 1200

Thanks so much for stopping over today!
~ LeeAnn
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Off the Page with Kathi

Hello crafty friends, Kathi here to host the blog for you today.

I created a nautical home decor piece for my project. I took a wooden anchor, and started to alter it by adding layers of multi-media products and paper, Then one all dry I started to add the embellishments.

The wooded anchor has a layer of gesso, and scraps of paper from Anchors Aweigh are randomly placed on the frame with a thin layer of Mod Podge.

Once the paper was dry, I trimmed around the anchor, then lightly sanded the edges. I painted a layer of white wash over selected areas of the anchor. Then I mixed up wall compound and stencil paste together in several places strategically.

Handmade flower using paper and basic rose dies. 

Petaloo flowers are added to the center bottom of the anchor and a flourish stencil was added to the right side. I have 3 charms hanging down the center of the anchor.

Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink is used around the outside of the anchor. Crystal and Aqua bling are added to the bottom left side.

Quick Quotes Products:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
2017 PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Bora Bora
Chipboard: Adventure Awaits

Other Products:
Rose Dies - Heartfelt Creations
Flowers - Petaloo
Charms and Bling

Thank you for stopping by today.
Kathi Mann
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Love You Forever with Alicia

Good morning!  Alicia blogging today.  

I am using the gorgeous new paper collection called Serenade. It is not available quite yet, but you may see it very soon in an upcoming Club Q Kit(s) and definitely at Quick Quotes Private Reserves and the Mini Reserves this fall.  

I have also used my  PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to print the 5x7 feature photo.  These are my engagement photos and the beginning of my wedding album.

Scrapbook Page featuring the Serenade Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer designed by Alicia O'Bryant

I actually used two sheets of the same paper and fussy cut some of the elements. I lined up the design with the original paper but used pop dots for a dramatic effect. I did a lot of fussy cutting on this layout but that just goes to show what you can do with paper and cutting utensils.

Scrapbook Page featuring the Serenade Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer designed by Alicia O'Bryant

Scrapbook Page featuring the Serenade Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer designed by Alicia O'Bryant

Here I am showing the back of the fussy cut paper.  I use a detail knife to cut around the image I wanted on top of the photo.  I placed adhesive just on the edges of the fussy cuts so that the photo would adhere in the perfect spot.

Scrapbook Page featuring the Serenade Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer designed by Alicia O'Bryant

And here's how the detail cuts look, I just love how layered it is without actually using a lot of paper. Of course, I did add a few die cut pieces from other papers in the collection as well.

Scrapbook Page featuring the Serenade Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer designed by Alicia O'Bryant

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade Collection  (Coming Soon)
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Vellum Quote

Canon Printer:
PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer

Other Products:
Flourish Die - Sizzix by Tim Holtz
Heart Dies and Punches
Kiwi Lane Bracket Template
Creative Memories Cutting System Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Challenge 78

Hello and welcome! It's June hosting the blog today. It is the first Friday of the month and that means it is time to reveal the August Challenge.

This month it's Friday Challenge 78 and our theme is... Use Colored Inks! Be sure to stop back at the blog this weekend for the Winner Announcement for July's Friday Challenge 77 "Red, White and Blue."

I love my PowderPuff Chalking Inks. They come in so many beautiful colors and are so versatile. 

Here is my project featuring lots of ways to use these inks.

Technique #1: 

  • Using Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink, I tinted white glass bead texture gel and applied it to Anchors Aweigh 100 paper with a swirly stencil. 
  • I found this works best by stamping the ink onto a craft mat and then mixing the texture gel into it.

Technique #2: 

  • I used Bora Bora and Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks to color white ribbon. 
  • This was quite easy - just run the ink pad over the ribbon to color it. 
  • For more on this technique, check out this video tutorial, Customize Your Ribbon with PowderPuff Chalk Ink with Barb
  • There are lots of other great techniques in the Tutorial section here on the blog too, so be sure to check them out! There is even a new section just for Canon Printer and Software tutorials too.

Technique #3:

  • I colored my chipboard flowers with Bora Bora and Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Inks using a smooshing technique. 
  • Just "smoosh" the chipboard onto the ink pad for a beautiful and organic result!


Technique #4 -

  • Two-toned letters are all the rage right now. 
  • I used Sky Blue and Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Inks to create my own two-tone title in exactly the colors I wanted. 
  • I started with white Thickers, masked one half with washi tape, and applied the first color. 
  • After they dried, I moved the mask to the opposite side and colored the other half with the second color. 
  • Just for fun, I also added Glossy Accents. (The "2017" are unaltered numbers from the same set.)

Technique #5:

  • I used Bora Bora, Sky Blue, Sunset, and Slate PowerPuff Chalking Inks to edge the papers and embellishments for my page. It makes them really pop!

These are just a few of the many techniques you can do. PowderPuff Chalking Inks also work so great for stamping, blending, watercoloring, and so much more.

I used my Canon Selphy CP1200 to print the photo for this project. So easy and convenient!

Here are some close ups of the finished product.

Two toned title work...

Quick Quotes Products:
Anchors Aweigh: 100, 101, 102, 109
Anchors Aweigh: Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bora Bora, Sky Blue, Sunset, and Slate

Canon Printer:
Cannon SELPHY CP1200

We hope you are inspired to join us this month for our challenge! We can't wait to see what you create!!!


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Use Colored Inks!" any color other than black.
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way that uses Colored Inks as a feature - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 8/25.

  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. 
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • The Link Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.) 

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